Our Committee

As a charitable incorporated organisation, the management of St Martin's Pre-School is carried out by an elected Management Committee, made up of volunteer parents and carers.

The Committee is responsible for the employment of staff, the finances of the Pre-School and fundraising activities, reviewing policies and procedures, regularity compliance, and give support to our Manager and Administrator.  We also run a Facebook page and e-mail address for parents/carers.

The Committee is made up of parents, grandparents and carers with an interest in the continued success and smooth running of the setting.  As a parent, you have an invaluable perspective on how the Pre-School should be run and developed, and joining the Management Committee is a great way to become more involved with the Pre-School.  Or you might know a relative or friend whose professional experience could be valuable to us (please let them know about this opportunity).  Volunteering on the Committee is not only providing essential support to your child’s Pre-School, but also provides personal fulfilment, enjoyment and skills that will make a good addition to your CV.  The Committee is elected at our Annual General Meeting, which is normally held in October, but you are welcome to join us at any time of the year.

Your support, ideas and suggestions are always very much appreciated, so please do contact any of the Committee for a chat.  Contact telephone numbers for any of the Committee members are available from the Administrator or Manager at Pre-School.

Aareka Phillips, Committee Chair
Aareka is mum to Louie who attends the morning sessions. Aareka is a part time Legal Secretary for a firm of solicitors in Surbiton and is married to Neil. They have lived in Epsom their whole lives.
Aareka enjoys reading, watching films and Sudoku.

Leanne Walsh, Deputy Chair / Secretary
Leanne is mum to two sons, Jacob who attends the morning sessions and Austin who has just turned two. Prior to having children Leanne worked in private higher education as Head of Examinations for 12 years.

Stephen Edwards, Treasurer
Stephen joined the Committee with wife Chere as Treasurer in October 2015. Stephen is Dad of Riley who currently attends the morning sessions and Katana who left Pre-School in July 2015 to join Infant School.  Stephen is a qualified Civil Engineer who has worked for a nearby design company for the last ten years.

Emma Campbell, Member
Emma joined the committee in October 2016. Currently a stay at home mum, Emma previously worked in Event Management. Married to Martin they are parents of Cameron who started in the afternoon sessions of the Preschool in September 2016. They have lived in Epsom since 2009. 

Chere Reade-Edwards, Member
Chere joined the Committee with husband Stephen in October 2015.  Chere is Mum of Riley who currently attends the morning sessions and Katana who left Pre-School in July 2015 to join Infant School. Chere is Qualified in Natural Resource Management and still does some ad-hoc environmental consultancy for companies in Barbados.  Chere is currently completing her Masters in Forensic Analysis at Kingston University.

Kat Rowles, Member
Kat is mum of Timmy and Matthew, who started in the afternoons at the Pre-School in 2015. Currently a full time mum, Kat previously worked in recruitment and banking as an IT Developer. Kat is married to Dan, and they moved to the area in 2010.

Kat enjoys travelling, reading and baking (when she gets the time!), and is also on the committee of the local twins club.

Karen Williams, Member
Karen joined the committee in October 2016. Karen is married to Tim and mum of Hattie who currently attends the morning sessions, and Beatrice who is at Infant School.  Karen is a Physiotherapist and continues to do some ad hoc work locally.